9th Botanic Arts Groups Exhibition

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Halina Steele opens the exhibition (Photo: Alan Munns)
Halina Steele opens the exhibition (Photo: Alan Munns)

The combined Friends' Botanic Art Groups present a collection of botanic art featuring Australian native plants in the Visitor Centre from Saturday 19th March. Many of the plants featured are in the ANBG living collection. The majority of paintings are for sale with a proportion of proceeds going to support Friends activities.

The Exhibition was officially opened on Friday 18 March by distinguished botanic artist Halina Steele.

The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 19 March until Sunday 17 April.  All of the art works exhibited portray native Australian plants many of which can be found in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  The annual exhibition is an opportunity for the Botanic Art Groups to assist in educating and engaging the broader community as well as overseas visitors to gain an appreciation of Australian Native plants.

Some of the Botanic Art Groups' members are well known artists whose work is held in national and international collections.  Most of the art works are for sale and a percentage of all Exhibition sales will go to support Friends’ activities.

Each day during the Exhibition a member from one of the Botanic Art Groups is available in the Visitor Centre to answer any questions you may have about the Botanic Art Groups or about the art works.  As well as the art works there is also be a selection of cards and bookmarks for sale and a fund raising raffle.  The promotional material this year depicts paintings by Cornelia Buchen-Osmond, Kristen O’Keefe and Katrine Scott-Findlay.  These paintings are in the Exhibition.

Exhibition flyer

Syzygium paniculatum, by Cornelia Buchen-Osmond

Gastrolobium celsi, by Cornelia Buchen-Osmond


As part of the celebrations for National Eucalypt Day the Botanic Art Groups will hold a special exhibition of eucalypt works in the foyer of the Visitor Centre over the period 23 March to 31 March.  These works will primarily be unframed paintings and canvasses and a great additional opportunity to buy an art work to support the Friends of the ANBG.